Strange Brew is a highly entertaining 4-piece rock band based in London. We play a wide variety of popular covers including Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Killers, Cream, Bowie, Doors, etc as well as our own original songs.
The current line-up got together in 2013 and we are now taking bookings for 2018. We are Rob Dugdale: Lead Vocals, Guitar. Steve Phillips: Bass, Vocals. Brian Gee: Drums, Vocals. Mike Shilling: Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals. We have top quality equipment and are experienced musicians, performing to a very high standard. Our gigs include pubs, clubs and private events and functions in and around the London area.
On this site you can see a typical set list and hear a few recent recordings, or watch some videos of us in action. We're always happy to introduce new songs to the set, so let us know if you have any requests for your particular function.
Rob has been playing guitar and writing songs since the age of 16. He has played in bands since his college days, including: The Artisans, Sugar Mine and Gala Osborne band.
He cites the Beatles, particularly Lennon as his earliest influence. Rob's powerful lead vocals give Strange Brew its unique sound, complimented by his wizardry on the fret-board.
Steve is also influenced by the Beatles, but Paul more than John. His early musical career was in Australia where he played guitar with The Gordon Bennett and Breathing Space. His melodic bass playing provides the foundation for the band's sound and is the perfect foil for Brian's drumming.
Brian is a very versatile drummer and has played in more bands than he can remember. He can cover any style and brings a musical feel to the band which is so rare in a rock drummer. Brian also provides backing vocals.
Cool headscarf too!
Mike started playing the piano before his feet could reach the pedals, and took up the guitar in order to play in bands without having to lug tons of gear around. Now the electronic age has brought him back to keyboards which gives Strange Brew a wide range of sounds and styles to incorporate in the set. Mike is also an experienced recording engineer and records and mixes tracks for Strange Brew and other bands in his own studio. Check out this David Bowie tribute.